Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Appoints New Home Health Administrator

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has promoted Shaun Marsh, RN, from director of patient care services to home health administrator. Marsh now oversees Hawaii’s home health department and actively participates in program development. Her responsibilities include day-to-day operations, strategic development, performance management, systems and utilization management, and ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements.

Marsh joined Kaiser Permanente in 2011 as a registered nurse case manager for hospice and palliative care. Since then, she’s served as quality coordinator for hospice and palliative care, where she was responsible for report analyses and chart audits. Prior to accepting the position of director of patient care services, she was the clinical nursing supervisor for home health.

Marsh is a registered nurse and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the University of Phoenix.


About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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Kaiser Permanente Receives Women’s Choice Award as California’s Most Recommended Health Insurance Plan and America’s Best Hospital Awards

PASADENA, Calif. Kaiser Permanente Southern California has received the Women’s Choice Award® designation, “California’s Most Recommended Health Insurance Plan,” as well as its medical centers throughout the region receiving multiple “America’s Best Hospitals” awards that include: Best Patient Safety, Best Hospital for Obstetrics, Best Stroke Care, America’s 100 Best Hospital, Best Bariatric Surgery, and Best Breast Center.

The Women’s Choice Award® identified “America’s Best Hospitals” across the nation to help women make smart healthcare choices. The Women’s Choice Award® methodology is based on surveys of tens of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of Business on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men.

In addition, the organization distributed a statewide survey to more than 10,000 women who reside in California, these women were asked to identify which health insurance plan they would highly recommend to their friends and family. Kaiser Permanente received its evidence-based designation, “California’s Most Recommended Health Insurance Plan” from these results.

“We pride ourselves on our patient-centered, integrated approach that creates high quality care,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Inc., for the Southern California Region. “It’s gratifying when data supports our approach and show us that our members choose Kaiser Permanente with confidence, knowing that we put their health and safety first.”

According to the Women’s Choice Award®, market research shows that women influence more than 90 percent of family healthcare decisions; and a national survey conducted by the Women’s Choice Award® determined which hospitals and services women would highly recommend in today’s marketplace. These hospitals had to meet exceptionally high standards regarding women’s unique needs and preferences.

The following Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers received one or more designated Women’s Choice Awards®, to view the detailed list please click here:

Kaiser Permanente Orange County Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley Medical Center.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/share.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

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American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

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The Nation’s Leading Society for Health Services and Policy Research Gathers in Seattle

Who stands to benefit most from medical advances? What are the best opportunities for researching racial/ethnic disparities in care? How can health systems stop doing low-value care?

These are just a few of the topics addressed at the 35th annual AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting June 24-26 in Seattle.

Known as the nation’s top meeting for convening health services and policy researchers, ARM facilitates transfer of knowledge about the way the nation’s health system works, what it costs and how to improve it.

More than 2,500 people attended the event, which included over 150 sessions led by 600 presenters — many from Kaiser Permanente research institutes.

This year’s meeting was chaired by Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, vice president for research and health care innovation at Kaiser Permanente Washington and executive director of the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

“ARM provides an unmatched opportunity for scientists, policymakers, health system leaders and others to discover cutting-edge research, exchange ideas and strengthen professional relationships,” said Dr. Larson.

Alyce Adams, PhD
Dr. Alyce Adams discusses why her research at Kaiser Permanente matters.

Like Kaiser Permanente, AcademyHealth is committed to disseminating information and resources about research findings to the public, so ARM is a great venue for showcasing Kaiser Permanente’s research.

Explains Dr. Larson: “Our scientists work within a system that provides both care and coverage, which means we have a 360-degree view of people’s everyday health experience over time. Each year we bring a strong learning health care system perspective to this event.”

Alyce Adams, PhD, associate director of the Health Care Delivery and Policy section of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research also noted that, “Kaiser Permanente researchers were well-represented at this year’s annual research meeting. AcademyHealth brings together interdisciplinary and intergenerational researchers committed to improving patient health through evidence generation and dissemination.”

Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA

Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA

Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA, director of Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s Center for Health Research, co-led an interactive pre-conference workshop titled, “Generating and Understanding Evidence Needed for Complex Interventions and Real World Applications.” Included was a case study from Kaiser Permanente Washington’s Learning Health System Program presented by Paula Lozano, MD, MPH, and Amy Lee, MPH.

Examples of other topics presented by Kaiser Permanente researchers:

  • “Opportunities for Pharmacogenetic Testing to Alleviate Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Phenytoin Treatment,” with delivery science postdoctoral fellow Alison E. Fohner, PhD at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • “Use of Novel Patient-Facing, Self-Directed Health Information Technology to Improve Patient Engagement in Preventive Care: Focus on Colorectal Cancer Screening” with Erin Hahn, Ph.D. from the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation
  • “Patient-Provider Video Visit Telemedicine Integrated with Clinical Care,” with research scientist Mary E. Reed, DrPH, of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • The Vital Few: Clustering High-Cost Patients Based on Longitudinal Trajectories of Health Care Spending using a Latent Growth Curve Analysis,” by Anna Davis, Ph.D., of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Financial Incentives and Messaging to Increase Healthy Food Purchases,” with Anjali Gopalan, MD, MS, of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • “Building a Successful HSR Career Outside the ‘Ivory Tower,’” with Julie Schmittdiel, PhD, of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • Challenges and opportunities in implementing suicide prevention efforts in settings that care for military personnel, with Gregory Simon, MD, MPH, senior investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
  • The process researchers at KPWHRI’s MacColl Center are using to create a reliable, searchable database for implementation science measures and their metadata, with Cara C. Lewis, PhD, associate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

More than 30 Kaiser Permanente researchers also presented posters at ARM 2018.

Discover more about AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting and view the full 2018 agenda and presentations.

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After watching the first Black Girls Rock awards show Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D. was inspired to create Therapy for Black Girls, a platform encouraging the mental wellness of black women and girls. Over the years, Dr. Joy has expanded the platform from a blog to a podcast with listeners in 158 different countries, a Facebook group called the “Thrive Tribe” with over 13,000 women and a therapist directory which has grown to over 700 therapists in less than a year. “My work has always been heavily focused on black women and girls,” says Dr. Joy. I think too often we’re so busy taking care of other people that we aren’t always paying attention to what’s going on with us. I wanted a platform that helped sisters put the focus back on themselves.”

We caught up with Dr. Joy to get some insight on self-care, the stigma of mental health in the black community, and cliché phrases to avoid when trying to help a depressed loved one.

What are the stigmas that often hold people of color back from therapy and what services or programs do you offer to combat these stigmas?

I believe that many people of color have been socialized to believe that talking about private matters should only happen within the confines of the family (the whole idea of airing dirty laundry so to speak). Also, many people still don’t know how therapy works or believe that only “crazy” people need therapy. There are also many people who still view mental illness and needing to go to therapy as a sign of a weak faith relationship, which, of course, is not the case.

The Therapy for Black Girls podcast is helping to reduce that stigma. The podcast episodes are designed to help people get an idea of the millions of different reasons someone might benefit from therapy. Listeners are also exposed to a variety of therapists that are guests on the show. This format helps them to realize that we all have different personalities and work differently so there is likely a therapist out there that’s a great fit for everyone. I also do live video chats on both Instagram & Facebook at 12 noon ET every Thursday. I call it Three for Thursday and I share three tips about a topic and then open the floor for general questions. I think it’s a great opportunity for people to get accurate information about mental health and to dispel any myths they may have about how therapy works, etc.

To date, what are your top three episodes? 

  1. Self-Worth 
  2. Slaying Your Anxiety 
  3. This Isn’t What I Imagined 

When it comes to mental health, what is the one thing that you think women overlook in maintaining self-care?

Boundaries! I think far too many of us don’t say NO enough. No to that extra task at work, no to that friend who never shows up for us, no to that ex who keeps trying to come back into our lives, etc. I don’t think we always realize the cumulative impact that taking on other people’s stuff can have on our mental health.

What cliché phrases should we avoid when trying to help a depressed loved one?

  • Just pray about it.
  • Your life is so good, what do you have to be depressed about?
  • Life is hard for everyone, toughen up.

While people may be well-intentioned when trying to help a loved one, these sentiments typically only make people feel like you don’t understand them and that you’re not someone they can go to in the future. A nice alternative for this would be something like “I’m sorry to hear that you’re struggling. Do you want to talk more about how you’re feeling?”

What do you believe people can do to reduce the stigma of depression and anxiety?

I think sharing more openly about our own struggles and experiences with therapy helps. I also think we have to be careful with our language. It’s important to remove stigmatizing language from our vocabulary, so saying things like “she’s so crazy” or “this gives me OCD” is something to avoid.

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Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Educational Theatre wins Digital Health Award

PASADENA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Educational Theatre, an award-winning program that uses live theater to inspire children, teens and adults to make healthier choices, has received three digital health awards for its health educational webisodes from the Health Information Resource Center, a clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. The Digital Health Awards honor the world’s best digital health resources. The DHA awards follow within weeks of Educational Theatre receiving two prestigious Silver Telly Awards for its webisodes.

Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Educational Theatre on stage

Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Educational Theatre troop performance of ‘What Goes Around.’

Educational Theatre webisodes won a Gold award for “The Test,” a Merit award for “A Conflict of Interest,” and a Silver award for the webisode, “Gonna Repeat.” The webisodes are extensions of the live-touring play, “What Goes Around,” an educational 60-minute play about sexually transmitted disease prevention. The webisodes dispel myths about STDs and encourage students to make healthy choices.

“Kaiser Permanente wants to encourage students to get tested and get resources. These webisodes are entertaining and funny. They help us blend our theater production with the digital world together with social media,” said Gerry Farrell, director of Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program. “We need to be in this space where we can communicate with kids where they live and learn. We’ve received positive responses from teachers, parents, school administrators, and the kids want more.”

Educational Theatre’s “What Goes Around” play has now won five awards. Last month, at the 39th Annual Telly Award ceremony, the health-based STD Prevention program won two Silver Telly Awards in the category of Online Information for the webisodes, “Gonna Repeat” and “The Test.” They were selected from more than 12,000 entries across the country.

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Nurse Alice: Health Considerations for Those Trying to Be Dad

Father’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the dads of the world, but it’s also a good time to talk about men who are trying to become dads. Some men have fertility issues making it difficult for them and their partner to get pregnant; in fact, male infertility accounts for an estimated 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving.

When it comes to a man’s fertility, a number of common factors can be at play, says UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills. Here’s what dads-to-be—and their partners—need to know.

Basic Lifestyle Changes are Fundamental

“Eat, move, sleep.” That’s a mantra that Mills, who serves as the director at The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, recites to all his patients.

Taking care of diet, exercise, and sleep is a vital part of a man’s overall health and, in turn, reproductive health.

  • Diet. Focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, high protein foods, and foods rich in polyunsaturated fats (like tree nuts, almonds, and walnuts).
  • Exercise. Men should break a sweat for 30 minutes or more each day. “Exercising just once or twice a week is not enough,” Mills says. “Anything that improves blood flow, heart rate, and metabolism is probably going to translate to better sperm production.”
  • Sleep. Try to get more than six hours of sleep per night. “When men sleep, they recharge their pituitary gland, and the pituitary gland controls sperm production by the testicles,” Mills says. “If you’re consistently not getting enough sleep, there’s a good chance the hormones that control sperm production are lagging.”

Overweight or obese men have a higher incidence of fertility issues. One potential reason is that larger thighs can cause the testicles to be at a higher temperature, affecting sperm health. Obesity also causes decreased testosterone.

In any event, diet, exercise, and sleep all help to stabilize weight—and improve a man’s health overall.

Stress and Fertility

“I can’t tell you how many men I see in my clinic that are not only stressed professionally but have the added stressor that comes with trying to get pregnant,” says Mills. “Just that stress of making a baby is enough to send couples fighting and not being able to accomplish their fertility goals, and that doesn’t do anyone any good.”

If stress is an issue, it’s important to do what you can to reduce it. Again, exercise helps, says Mills, as does sufficient sleep.

 Potential Medical Problem?

There are certain red flags that could indicate a potential medical problem affecting a man’s fertility. Mills says men should look out for the following issues and let a physician know if they’re experiencing any of them:

  • Pain during ejaculation. Men should not be experiencing pain during ejaculation. It could indicate an infection or a blockage such as an ejaculatory duct stone, a calcification similar to a kidney stone but located somewhere along the reproductive tract.
  • Low ejaculate volume or irregular ejaculate color. Normal ejaculate volume should be about half a teaspoon to a teaspoon. Ejaculate should ideally be a pearly white color.
  • Abnormal testicle size or feel. A healthy man’s testicles should feel firm and should be close to the size of an apricot. Softness or squishiness usually indicates a problem with sperm production, as 80% of the size of the testis is devoted to sperm production.

If any of the above medical issues pertain to you, or if you and your partner have been trying to conceive for six months without a pregnancy, a visit to a men’s health specialist is a good idea. Physicians are able to perform a number of tests to determine the root of fertility issues, and there are a number of surgical and medical options to repair such issues and help couples reach their fertility goals.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Holistic Health: Treating the Whole Person

You may know the term best as “alternative” medicine, but this moniker is no longer accurate. Better described as holistic health, naturopathic or even complementary, this form of integrative medicine has become more mainstream. Rather than looking at just specific symptoms, holistic health is more comprehensive. Practitioners look at the …

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Transgender librarian files suit over Alaska health policy

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A transgender woman filed a discrimination lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Alaska, saying she was denied coverage for medically necessary surgical treatment.
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Nurse Alice: Men’s Health Month Tips for the Ladies

Ladies, do you have #teamus #usagainsttheworld #forever #relationshipgoals? If so, know that June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and whether we like to admit it or not, nine out of 10 times we’re the ones who are nudging (or nagging) our men to go to the doctor. So really, it’s an awareness month for us to remind them. Getting your favorite guy to visit the physician for an annual checkup is a simple and essential step to keeping him healthy. I know he may work your nerves from time to time but whether you’re dating, in a situation-ship, engaged, or married, I know you want him to stick around for a while. So use Men’s Health Month as a reason for him to get checked out. Still need help getting him there? 

Try these tips to get your man/bae/boo to the doctor’s office. 

Make the appointment for him. 

This may make you feel like their mom, but it helps a lot. Half of the time, men just don’t want to find a doctor who is in their insurance network, wait on hold to make an appointment, and look at their calendar. If you do the dirty work for them, then you’ve won half the battle.

Go with him.

You may as well schedule your physical at the same time. Even if you don’t need one, you could always go along and get a flu shot or have your blood pressure measured. There is comfort in company.

Look into his father’s health history.  

Men often identify strongly with their father’s medical history. If you determine that your partner’s father and grandfather all struggled with similar conditions, this may be enough evidence that your partner should go to the doctor.

Bring up the kids. 

Whether you already have children or are planning on having children, remind him that he will probably want to be around for his child’s high school graduation, college graduation, wedding, and more.

Tell him he’s a role model. 

If you do have children, then you can remind your partner that your kids take their cues from him. If he won’t go to the doctor, then why should they?

Give him something he wants.  

Look, men can be like kids when it comes to going to the doctor. Maybe you should just let him buy the wet bar he wants for the kitchen or the video game that just came out. Honestly, that’s a small price to pay if it means he’ll go in for his physical.

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Kofi Siriboe Releases Short Film ‘What The F*** Is Mental Health?’

Queen Sugar star Kofi Siriboe has completed a personal project that explores the topic of mental health through the eyes of black millennials.

On June 4, the actor released his four-and-a-half minute documentary short, titled What the F*ck is Mental Health? It features seven young black people in the Bronx, who speak candidly about their own struggles with both mental health and the stigma that comes with it.

Making ‘WTF Is Mental Health? has been a part of a healing process for me, one I’m still exploring,” Siriboe told The Huffington Post. “It’s the companion piece to ‘Jump,’ a short film I made after a mentor and big brother figure died by suicide, just before I got the call that I’d been cast in ‘Queen Sugar.’ I started working on this beautiful, emotional show and felt how liberating it was to channel my fears into art. As I began to mold ‘Jump,’ I realized the true conversation I was craving centered on young black people who are figuring out this mental health thing, too.

Siriboe continued: “Everybody doesn’t have that language and doesn’t understand that there is a community or world out there, of people who are dealing with similar things, so I really want to explore what it is and what it means to us,” Siriboe added. “A lot of our project is just asking questions, and I think with the questions, they’re able to give us answers and able to define these definitions for ourself, rather than what we’re accustomed to being told.”

Watch Siriboe’s WTF is Mental Health? below:

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Why your health insurer doesn’t care about your big bills

Saving patients money is often not the top priority of health insurers, ProPublica reports.
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WellCare Health Plans said on Tuesday it would buy Meridian Health Plans of Michigan and Illinois for $ 2.5 billion in cash.
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Kaiser Permanente Psychiatrist Shares What Drives Him to Study Mental Health

We asked these five questions of Greg Simon, MD, MPH, psychiatrist, Kaiser Permanente Washington and a senior investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

What got you interested in mental health?

As a first-year medical student, I took a personality test that predicted I would end up a psychiatrist. I just laughed at how silly that was. But my clinical rotations convinced me that psychiatry really is the most interesting part of medicine, so the laugh ended up being on me.

What spurred you to do research about mental health?

I grew up in Louisiana, studied in Texas and North Carolina, and caught the public health research bug in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at the University of Washington.

Dr. Simon (left) with his daughter and son on Mount Rainier.

Dr. Simon (left) with his daughter and son on Mount Rainier.

During that training program, I met Ed Wagner and Michael Von Korff at what was then the Center for Health Studies at Group Health Cooperative — later Group Health Research Institute and now Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute. Ed was the center’s founding director, and Michael is a senior investigator who became my close collaborator. Ed and Michael were some of the first people to imagine population-based mental health care — considering everyone in need of care rather than just people already receiving care.

I was drawn into that vision, and I’ve stayed for 27 years, developing and testing various population-based mental health programs for the members of Group Health and now Kaiser Permanente.

What excites you most about the research you’re doing now?

I am excited about doing the research our members need, and ensuring that our research findings are really changing practice. Our work on suicide prevention is probably the best example of that. Kaiser Permanente has become a national leader — in both research and quality improvement — in suicide prevention. And we’ve developed ways to provide flexible, patient-centered psychotherapy programs organized around peoples’ preferences and values and delivered using 21st-century tools, so patients can engage as they want to engage.

I’ve been leading the Mental Health Research Network for the past several years. The MHRN, part of the Health Care Systems Research Network, is national resource for research: a consortium of 13 health system research centers (including seven Kaiser Permanente centers), embedded in large and diverse health care systems.

Supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the network is dedicated to improving patients’ mental health through research, practice and policy. Our multidisciplinary researchers have expertise not only in mental health research but also in epidemiology, health services, economics, disparities, pragmatic clinical trials, and outcomes and quality assessment. It’s all about collaboration, and we’re always ready to partner with new people and explore new ideas.

Dr. Simon on Silver Peak in the Cascade Range.

Dr. Simon on Silver Peak in the Cascade Range.

Any advice for the public around Mental Health Month?

Mental health and mental health care are less complicated and mysterious than most people think. Psychiatrists and therapists don’t read minds, so you do have to tell them what you’re thinking and feeling. The things they suggest won’t be a big surprise. It’s all about sticking with it.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I’m a skiing fanatic, so that puts me out of sync with most Seattleites’ weather woes. When it’s yet another rainy 40-degree day in the city, I’m eagerly checking how fast the snow is piling up in the mountains. That’s what cognitive therapists call a reframe.

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Why Good Dental Health Matters

Do you follow good dental hygiene by visiting the dentist every six months, brushing your teeth twice a day, and flossing at least once daily? If not, you may be surprised to know that poor oral health habits can be associated with serious medical conditions. As the American Congress of …

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Health benefits of traveling abroad (proven by scientists)

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We all love a good vacation, don’t we? Traveling to new places, taking a break from your hectic work schedule, chilling out and exploring the world. And it’s no secret we come back to reality wanting more. But is there more to it? Well, for those people who have the incredible common I-want-a-vacation syndrome – science is actually on your side. Here are 5 scientifically-proven health benefits of traveling abroad.

Traveling boosts your immune system

If you’re traveling somewhere exotic, you might find that you develop a slight cough or cold – but this isn’t a bad thing. Traveling to new places actually exposes you to different environments and pathogens, which in turn, creates stronger antibodies in your immune system. This then boosts your overall immune system as your body adapts to new bacteria. No, this doesn’t mean you can roll around in the dirt for your ‘health, ’ but it does mean you don’t have to have a shower every time you touch a rock.

Traveling reduces your stress levels

Let’s be honest; our daily lives can be pretty stressful. Or, for some, incredibly stressful. And when you’re lounging on a beach in the Bahamas, or trekking through rainforests in Peru, you forget about your daily stressors. It’s been scientifically proven that traveling increases your happiness, decreases depression, and any chance of depression, and that this happiness can last for weeks after you return home. (This means you can go on holiday every few months. Because of Science. Bonus).

Traveling decreases the risk of heart disease

Unless you sleep, eat and do everything from the comfort of your sun lounger in Miami (which, to be honest, sounds pretty amazing), you probably move about more on vacation than you do during your 9-5 desk job. Whether it’s running through the airport to catch your flight, walking the cobbled streets of Italy or climbing to the peaks of Mount Everest, you’re moving about and getting your blood pumping. And it’s pretty well known that physical movement reduces the risk of heart disease. So go climb that mountain!

Traveling broadens your horizons and improves your brain health

When you’re traveling, you meet new people, new places, new cultures, new countries, undertake new experiences and broaden your horizons. Research suggests that new experiences increase your cognitive ability and forces it to become more flexible. This keeps our minds sharp, healthy and creative. Supposedly, it also makes us more emotionally stable; which is something many of us could do with.

Traveling shifts your perspective

When you begin your travels, you are taken completely out of your comfort zone – and you’ll probably find yourself in a situation you’re not used to on a daily basis. But no matter how uncomfortable we feel during these situations, it gives us the opportunity to see things from a different point of view, and a different perspective. Which is why so many people talk of their ‘epiphanies’ or ‘finding themselves’ while traveling.

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What is “forest bathing?” It could change your mental health for the better

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What is “forest bathing?” It could change your mental health for the better

We’ll be the first to admit that we don’t go outside often enough. And we’re certainly not alone. According to the National Human Activity Pattern Survey, an average adult only spends about 5% of each day outdoors. But all that time spent indoors means we’re missing out on a potentially life-changing activity that could improve our mental health. It’s called “forest bathing,” and don’t worry — it’s not as scandalous as it sounds.

Forest bathing is a wellness practice with origins in Japan and South Korea (it’s called shinrin-yoku in Japanese). Fortunately for those of us with busy lives, it’s a beautifully simple idea. To partake in forest bathing, all you have to do is go outside, walk into a quiet forest, and surround yourself with trees to help restore and soothe your stressed mind. Dr. Frank Lipman, an integrative medicine specialist and author of How to be Well, talked to HelloGiggles about how forest bathing works, and how everyone can benefit from it.

First, forest bathing is a mental cleansing process, not a physical one. Dr. Lipman says that surrounding oneself with nature for a short period of time on a weekly or, even better, a daily basis can positively impact one’s mental state.

“Being fully present in nature puts you in a state of pleasure and relaxation, which turns on your parasympathetic nervous system,” Dr. Lipman told us. “You remain aware, but with a more soft focus that is less information-loaded and more calm and peaceful.”

What’s more, Dr. Lipman said that nature can boost serotonin levels, therefore enhancing a person’s empathy and altruism. When outside and surrounded by greenery, you’re proven to feel more “compassionate, connected, and serene,” according to Dr. Lipman.

Forest bathing is a “low-cost and effective way” to better your mood and mental clarity, Dr. Lipman added. And you don’t necessarily have to live near an undeveloped forest to reap the benefits of the practice.

According to Dr. Lipman, for city-dwellers, parks and botanical gardens can be just as rejuvenating as strolling through the woods. Getting into the green for a short amount of time, a few days a week, can prove to be a refreshing way to shed anxieties caused by work and the chaos of day-to-day life.

So the next time you’re feeling frustrated or tapped out, dip your toes into the sea of green. Forest bathing might just be the stress relief that’s been sitting right in front of us all along.

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Every business needs to reinvent itself continuously, now more than ever. (Product plug: It’s why Fortune is launching the Brainstorm Reinvent conference in Chicago in September.) Big, slow-moving companies focused on dominant but mature product categories find the notion of reinvention particularly terrifying.

Consider, then, the spectacular renewal story unfolding at Apple, a gigantic, fast-moving corporation that reaps 62% of its revenue from one product, the iPhone. Apple declared a few years ago that “services,” by which it means subscriptions and online apps, would become a growth driver. In an earnings report Tuesday that exceeded recently reduced expectations, Apple showed the dramatic results of this effort.

Apple, the ultimate device company, reported services revenue of $ 9.2 billion, a respectable 15% of the total. That’s up six percentage points from three years ago. More impressively, services grew 31% year-over-year (versus 16% overall) and were the only Apple category to grow from the previous, holiday-juiced quarter. (iPhones, iPads, Macs, and “other” products make up the balance; services are larger than Macs.)

This reinvention may seem like an obvious strategy, but it wasn’t always. Apple long has prided itself on packaging clever software with gorgeous hardware. Customers bought new gadgets when Apple gave them something new to buy. That’s a still-important–but more problematic–business proposition as computers of all shapes and sizes last longer. So Apple has made a virtue of its 1.3 billion phones and other devices in the wild, all delivery mechanisms for its services.

For Apple to keep up its torrid growth–for an enormous company, that is–it will need whole new device categories and a phone more mind-blowing than the pricey iPhone X. In the meantime, a non-trivial fillip like a basket of services that includes Apple Pay and Apple Music is the mark of a company with an eye to the future.

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Quickly, please have a look at this troubling essay by historian Jay M. Smith about a giant business–big-time college sports–that hasn’t reinvented itself in years. For proof of this issue’s timelessness, peruse this 1990 article about a famous magazine piece, “Gate Receipts and Glory,” that decried the pernicious effects of moneyed sports on academic life–in 1938.

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Xerox Chief Out

Xerox’s CEO and most of its board are heading for the exit to settle a suit waged by Carl Icahn and fellow shareholder Darwin Deason. The pair won a court order blocking a merger with Fujifilm Holdings. So CEO Jeff Jacobson is out and former Novitex boss John Visentin will take his place, according to the settlement. One issue though: Fujifilm will fight both the settlement and the merger-blocking court ruling. Reuters

Snap Tumble

Snap’s shares cratered yesterday, falling 15% after reporting disappointing revenues. Analysts expected $ 244.5 million for Q1; the Snapchat maker delivered $ 230.7 million. This is largely because of Snapchat’s poorly-received redesign, which separated the feeds of celebrities and brands from those of regular users. User growth was just 2% quarter-over-quarter, and Snapchat had 191 million daily active users in the quarter–analysts wanted 194.2 million. Fortune

China Negotiations

Chinese state media has warned the White House that it should not expect its counterparts to give in to all of President Donald Trump’s demands, ahead of a meeting that’s supposed to settle trade tensions. “Washington had better not expect that its trade-war stick will force Beijing to take whatever the U.S. delegation offers,” said the Global Times state mouthpiece. The meeting will take place tomorrow and Friday. CNBC

Trump’s Health

Harold Bornstein, the Trump physician who famously told the world that his patient’s “physical strength and stamina are extraordinary” at the outset of Trump’s presidential campaign, now says Trump himself dictated the letter. “[Trump] dictated the letter and I would tell him what he couldn’t put in there,” he said. Bornstein is out of Trump’s circle now, and alleges that former Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller and another “large man” raided his office in February 2017, to retrieve Trump’s medical records. CNN

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Trump’s Team

President Trump’s current legal team doesn’t have the security clearances they would need to discuss issues related to Trump’s potential grilling by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Bloomberg reports. The only one who had a security clearance was John Dowd, who’s gone now (and who, according to AP, was the one who revealed that Mueller is considering subpoenaing Trump.) Bloomberg

United Pets

United will resume allowing passengers’ cats and dogs to travel in its planes’ cargo holds, after reviewing pet transport rules. The review was precipitated by a dog’s death in an overhead luggage bin. United said it will only carry certain breeds in its cargo holds, and it won’t fly animals to or from certain airports in summer, Las Vegas being one example. Wall Street Journal

BMW Safety

A British inquest into the death of a former soldier was told that BMW had failed to recall thousands of cars in the country, despite a government agency warning it of a fault. Narayan Gurung crashed into a tree on Christmas 2016 after swerving to avoid a BMW that had stalled due to an electric fault. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency had apparently been sending vehicle safety defect reports to the automaker from 2011 on. It was only after Gurung’s death that BMW told its customers about the flaw and recalled 36,000 cars. Times of London

Blockchain Hype

Blockchain experts have been testifying to the British Parliament about the technology, and it doesn’t seem like they’re hugely confident in its supposedly world-changing potential. As the Financial Times (whose writer also testified) reported, a diamond-registration blockchain exec noted that the system was “garbage in, garbage out,” and a researcher designing blockchain-based voting systems said the technology would only be useful for recording final results, rather than validating individual votes. Conclusion? “It sounds like the pixie dust is starting to wear off.” FT

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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National Women’s Health Week, May 13–19, 2018

Save the dates! National Women’s Health Week is May 13–19, 2018. Make your health a priority.

It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you! This National Women’s Health Week, we want to help you take control of your health.

Take the first step! Join the National Women’s Health Week celebration and learn what you can do to lead a healthier life at any age.

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About National Women’s Health Week

During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 19th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018.

What steps can I take for better health?

To improve your physical and mental health, you can:

Stuck in the office?

  • Organize a lunchtime walk with your coworkers.
  • Encourage everyone to stand at your next meeting.
  • Host a healthy potluck or lunchtime salad bar.
  • Start a friendly competition with coworkers. Track your steps, water intake, or other healthy activities.
  • Invite a local fitness instructor to teach a free yoga or Zumba class.

Join in the fun during your free time!

  • Cook up something healthy! If you need inspiration, check out these recipes.
  • Turn on your favorite music and dance.
  • Sip on water instead of soda and sugary drinks.
  • Take a walk with your neighbors.
  • Attend a fitness class.

Are you an employer or a public health professional?

  • Host a health fair.
  • Hold a free or reduced-cost health screening.
  • Organize a healthy cooking class or fitness activity.

These steps are the foundation for a lifetime of good health. They can help you be as healthy as possible, whether you’re 20 or over 100!

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Kaiser Permanente Provides Total Health Care to Special Olympics Southern California as the ‘Official Health Partner’

PASADENA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente Southern California has signed a three-year agreement as the “Official Health Partner” for Special Olympics Southern California. In yesterday’s contract signing, the two entities acknowledged their shared vision and commitment to diversity, inclusion and total health for individuals and communities.

“There are many reasons why this partnership works,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Inc., for the Southern California Region. “Special Olympics Southern California has led the charge in transforming lives through the joy of sport for people with intellectual disabilities and in doing so they have reached, touched and taught the public about the importance of inclusion and acceptance of each other’s differences. We believe that by actively supporting and participating in SOSC events, we can strengthen and spread further a message of understanding and respect for children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the communities we serve.”

“Improving the health and wellness of individuals with intellectual disabilities is one of Special Olympics Southern California’s goals,” said Bill Shumard, president and CEO of Special Olympics Southern California. “With Kaiser Permanente as a teammate, we’ll be able to transform even more lives through health education, health promotion and health care. We look forward to partnering with them over the years.”

As part of the commitment, Kaiser Permanente has appointed Southern California Permanente Medical Group Family and Sports Medicine physician, Aaron Rubin, MD, to serve as the official chief medical officer for SOSC.

“Providing exceptional care to the communities we serve is part of what drives our physicians at Kaiser Permanente. The inspiring Special Olympics athletes will receive the highest standard of medical expertise and sideline care from our Permanente physicians, led by Dr. Aaron Rubin. SOSC can rest assured that their athletes are in good hands with him at the helm,” said Edward M. Ellison, MD, executive medical director for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

Dr. Rubin, who previously served as medical director of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles, will oversee approximately 40 Southern California Permanente Medical Group physicians and medical support staff at the games, providing sideline medical care and ongoing medical care to the athletes and SOSC over the next three years. The medical team will also assist SOSC’s Healthy Athletes, a program that provides free health screening to all SOSC athletes.

Kaiser Permanente staff and physicians will volunteer at SOSC competitions throughout the year, including the 2018 Summer Games on June 9 and 10 at California State University, Long Beach. More than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and ribbons. The Games feature four sports: track and field, basketball, bocce and swimming, and will introduce a new sport, flag football. The Games are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.sosc.org/summergames.


About Special Olympics Southern California
Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of more than 34,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, leadership and health programs. Founded in 1969 by Olympic decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson, Special Olympics Southern California provides free year-round sports training and competitions to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation develops improved physical fitness and motor skills and greater self-confidence. Special Olympics has become the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. As a result, people with intellectual disabilities become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Special Olympics Southern California has earned a 4-star ranking from Charity Navigator for exceeding industry standards. This ranking is the highest Charity Navigator offers to an organization and is given because Special Olympics has demonstrated strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. Learn how you can get involved at www.sosc.org.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

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Zuhuri Beauty Targets Women’s Health with Natural Beauty Box Subscription

Women’s health has become an increasingly large conversation over the past couple of years. With all of the chemicals that our food possesses and the nutrients that our bodies are lacking, we are suffering from uterine fibroids, extreme weight gain, and the onset of early aging. Black Enterprise caught up with EnJunaya Canton to chat about how she plans to change that with her Natural Beauty Box subscription service.

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Tell us about your background. 

I am from Richmond, California, and I have two master’s degrees. I worked in for-profit and non-profit organizations for over 15 years before I decided to pursue my purpose as a Wellness Coach and a Natural Skin Care Product Formulator.

Why did you choose to start Zuhuri Beauty?

I started Zuhuri Beauty to create an online and physical store (coming soon) for customers to purchase clean beauty products (natural, non-GMO, cruelty-free and handcrafted).

You mention being fibroid free on your IG profile, is this something that you were dealing with that prompted you to start the business?

Ten years ago, I was 255 pounds and I had 18 large fibroids. I knew I had to make a change. I did not want to have a hysterectomy as my mother and so many other African American women have to stop the major complications of having fibroids. I began doing research on fibroids and found that estrogen dominance was one of the key factors in fibroids and many hormonal problems women have. I began researching clean eating and various chemicals in food and personal hygiene and makeup products. I was astounded at what I learned and decided to become a vegan for at least 30 days and to eat clean for the rest of my life. In making this transition I also became a Wellness Coach to teach others how to do the same and I began making natural skin care products because I could not use what I was using and I did not find products that were effective and safe for my sensitive and brown skin. Over the course of 8 months, I not only lost over 80 pounds, but I shrank and eliminated 90% of the fibroids. I always say God left me one to keep me focused and humble.

Tell us about the subscription box.

I have always believed in the African proverb If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. I am also a firm believer in UJAMAA. UJAMAA is one of the most powerful Kwanzaa principles. It focuses on cooperative economics. Building and maintaining our own stores, shops, and businesses and to profit together  I tried many times to get my items in other beauty boxes, but I could not participate because of the cost to participate and the number of products they wanted up front. Natural skin care products are special because they are prepared in small batches and have to be stored in certain conditions to keep their integrity.

God laid it on my heart for months to start my own and one day the tugging on my heart was overwhelming and I just said JUST DO IT!. So I started contacting people. I was watching on Instagram and asked them if they wanted to be a part of a beauty box I was putting together. Many asked me why, who am I, and what will they get out of it? I was looking for people with a certain energy, who understood the importance of working together.

What makes the Zuhuri Beauty Box different from other boxes on the market?

The Zuhuri Beauty Box is unique because customers get to choose what they want in their boxes instead of receiving random items. We have items for men, women, and children. There are over 50 products for customers to choose from in 6 categories (skin care, v-care, hair care, body care, nail care and other beauty items/add-ons). Customers get to choose four trial size items for $ 30. We only ship to U.S. residents right now, but we are working on international shipping. Customers who have questions about what to order are asked to email us, call, or take a Mini Skin Care Assessment on the Zuhuri Beauty website to get product recommendations for skin care products from our brand.

How are you sourcing your products?

We like to purchase our products and packaging from other small local businesses, however, we often have to buy in bulk and purchase from companies that have our same principles. We only partner with suppliers and vendors who believe in fair trade, ethical harvesting, buying local, and using non-GMO items.

For more information about the Zuhuri Beauty Box, click here.

 

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7 Health Benefits of Cannabis for African Americans

Is cannabis really medicine? More than 20 states have legalized medicinal marijuana and three states plus the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medicinal and recreational use. Recently, Congress approved legislation that would allow veterans access to the herb for medicinal purposes. With more states making marijuana legal, and the amount of positive research coming out about the herb, we compiled a list of some of the many health benefits of cannabis for African Americans—although black people and black farmers, in particular, continue to be shut out of the money-making aspect of the cannabis business. 

7 Health Benefits of Cannabis for African Americans

1. Cannabis Can Kill Cancer Cells – A 2014 study published in the Molecular Cancer Therapies medical journal documented research conducted by scientists from St. George’s University of London. Lead researcher, Dr. Wai Lui, in an op-ed for The Washington Post, had this to say: “Recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others,” the NIDA report said. “Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors.

2. Cannabis Relieves Arthritis Pain – Since 2001, the herb has been used in Canada as a treatment for arthritis. In fact, The Arthritis Society published the Medical Cannabis: A Guide to Access [PDF] in 2015. This guide educates patients on navigating the often-confusing landscape that is medicinal marijuana.

3. Cannabis Improves the Symptoms of LupusWhile there is no cure for lupus, research has shown that the herb can help decrease many of the symptoms associated with lupus, such as reducing chronic pain and swelling.

4. Cannabis Can Improve Your Lungs – Marijuana lovers rejoice! A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming a moderate amount of cannabis could actually help improve lung capacity. If you’re a heavy smoker these findings do not apply to you!

5. Cannabis Can Improve Menstrual Cramp Symptoms – Before Whoopi Goldberg announced her foray into the cannabis industry targeting women’s monthly cycles, TheWeedBlog.com produced an article listing five marijuana strains that would alleviate symptoms associated with “that time of the month. In fact, documentation from the early 19th century shows that cannabis was not only used to treat menstrual cramps but also reduce pain associated with giving birth.

“One of the biggest medical uses of cannabis in the 19th century was for the treatment of menstrual cramps and reduction of labor pain,” writes Jan Chaboya-Hembree of MedicalMarijuana.com.

6. Cannabis Can Improve Your Sleep –Studies as early as 1973 revealed that taking either THC or CBD (two components in marijuana) before heading to bed could improve a person’s sleep overall.

7. Cannabis Can Assist in Weight Loss – Thought weed only caused “the munchies?” Think again. Findings published in the American Journal of Medicine show how consuming cannabis can help you lose weight!

Editor’s Note: This story originally published on June 7, 2016

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What Health Issues Affect Women Differently Than Men?

Some health issues that are common to both men and women affect women differently. Although the symptoms may be similar, the effects of the condition and the care necessary can differ significantly for women. In addition, some of these conditions might affect women primarily or more severely than men. For example, almost 12% of women in the United States are at risk for developing breast cancer during their lifetime.1 Male breast cancer accounts for less than 1% of existing breast cancer cases.2

Certain health issues and their effects on women are listed below.

Alcohol abuse3

As many as 5.3 million women in the United States abuse alcohol, putting their health, safety, and general well-being at risk. While men are more likely to become dependent on, or addicted to, alcohol than women are throughout their lifetime, the health effects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism (when someone shows signs of addiction to alcohol) are more serious in women. These health effects include an increased risk for breast cancer, heart disease, and fetal alcohol syndrome, in which infants born to mothers who drank during pregnancy suffer brain damage and learning difficulties.

Heart disease4

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Although heart disease is also the leading cause of death for men in the United States, women are more likely to die following a heart attack than men are. In addition, women are more likely than men are to experience delays in emergency care and to have treatment to control their cholesterol levels.

Mental health

Women are more likely to show signs of depression and anxiety than men are. Depression is the most common women’s mental health problem,5 and more women than men are diagnosed with depression each year.6

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Arthritis is the leading cause of physical disability in the United States. The condition affects almost 27 million people, and affects more women than men.7

Sexually transmitted diseases/sexually transmitted infections (STDs/STIs)8

The effect of STDs/STIs on women can be more serious than on men. Untreated STDs/STIs cause infertility in at least 24,000 women each year in the United States. STDs/STIs often go untreated in women because symptoms are less obvious than in men or are more likely to be confused with another less serious condition, such as a yeast infection.

Stress

According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, stress is on the rise for women. Women are more likely to report having stress, and almost 50% of all women in the survey, compared to 39% of the men, reported that their stress had increased over the past 5 years.9 Stress also has unique effects on women. A recent NICHD study found that stress might reduce a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant.10

Stroke11

More women than men suffer a stroke each year. Although many of the risk factors for stroke are the same for men and women, including a family history of stroke, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, some risk factors are unique to women. These include:

  • Taking birth control pills
  • Being pregnant
  • Using hormone replacement therapy, a combined hormone therapy of progestin and estrogen designed to relieve menopausal symptoms
  • Having frequent migraine headaches
  • Having a thick waist (larger than 35.2 inches), particularly if post-menopausal, and high triglyceride (blood fat) levels

Urinary tract health

Women are more likely than men are to experience urinary tract problems. For example, urinary incontinence affects twice as many women as men12 due to the way the female urinary tract is structured.13


  1. National Cancer Institute. (2010). Probability of breast cancer in American women. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/probability-breast-cancer
  2. National Cancer Institute. (2012). General information about male breast cancer. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/malebreast/patient
  3. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (n.d.). Alcohol: a women’s health issue. Retrieved August 3, 2012, from http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochurewomen/women.htm
  4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2010). Cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions in women: Recent findings. Retrieved August 3, 2012, from http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/women/womheart/index.html
  5. World Health Organization. (n.d.). Gender and women’s mental health. Retrieved August 3, 2012, from http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/genderwomen/en/ External Web Site Policy
  6. National Institute of Mental Health. (2012). Women and Depression: Discovering Hope. Retrieved August 22, 2012, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/women-and-depression-discovering-hope/complete-index.shtml
  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Arthritis-related statistics. Retrieved August 22, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/data_statistics/arthritis_related_stats.htm
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). 10 ways STDs impact women differently from men. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/std/health-disparities/stds-women-042011.pdf (PDF – 222 KB)
  9. American Psychological Association. (n.d.) Gender and stress. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/gender-stress.aspx External Web Site Policy
  10. NIH. (2010). NIH study indicates stress may delay women getting pregnant. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/releases/Pages/081110-stress-delay-women-getting-pregnant.aspx
  11. National Stroke Association. (n.d.) Women and stroke. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from http://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/impact-stroke/women-and-stroke External Web Site Policy
  12. National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. (2010). Urinary incontinence in women. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/uiwomen/
  13. National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. (2011). Urinary tract infections in adults. Retrieved August 7, 2012, from http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/utiadult/index.aspx/uti

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This Earth Day, Eat for Your Health — and the Planet’s

As Earth Day approaches on April 22, it’s a great time to think about how the food we eat can keep our bodies AND the planet healthy.

Simple and healthy meal choices can also do double duty to help fight climate change. Here are a few suggestions from Kathleen Reed, sustainable food program manager at Kaiser Permanente.

Choose local when possible: Eating food that is grown and raised close to where you live reduces the distance it had to be trucked, flown, shipped or otherwise transported. It will have a smaller carbon footprint, and helps support your community’s farmers and small businesses.

Eat less meat: Try going meatless once a week, or even more often! Enjoy fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains and plant-based proteins such as beans, legumes and tofu, while cutting down on cholesterol and saturated fat. You’ll also help to reduce pollution: Raising meat and poultry accounts for more than 60 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions from food production.

Reduce food waste: The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 38 million tons of food is thrown away every year in the U.S. Wasted food wastes the water, fuel, energy, labor and land that went into making the food — and many of these factors contribute to climate change. Making an effort to reduce food waste, and to compost unused food as much as possible, also helps the environment.

Seek out unprocessed food: Stay away from overly packaged, processed foods, which typically have a long ingredient list and pack a punch of simple carbs, sugar, fats and preservatives. Select healthy foods rich in complex carbs, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber your body needs and lower your intake of empty calories, while eating straight from the source — the Earth!

Learn more about healthy eating on our Food For Health blog.

Eating better for your body and the planet doesn’t have to be difficult, and it isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. Try incorporating some of these changes into your meal planning over the coming weeks — and know you’re also doing a favor for the planet.

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Transgender Youth More Often Diagnosed With Mental Health Conditions

PASADENA, Calif.  — Transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify with the gender they are assigned at birth, according to new Kaiser Permanente research published today in Pediatrics.

While this subject has been analyzed in small, specialized, clinic-based studies that rely on self-reported behavior problems, this large cohort study is based on electronic medical record information from a transgender/gender non-conforming group enrolled in a comprehensive care system. The investigators examined the prevalence of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. In nearly all instances, mental health diagnoses were more common for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth than for youth who identify with the gender assigned at birth, also known as cisgender youth.

“We looked at mental health in transgender and gender-nonconforming youth retrospectively between 2006 and 2014 and found that these youths had three to 13 times the mental health conditions of their cisgender counterparts,” said the study’s lead author, Tracy A. Becerra-Culqui, PhD, MPH, of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation. “Among these young people, the most prevalent diagnoses were attention deficit disorders in children, 3 to 9 years of age and depressive disorders in adolescents, 10 to 17 years of age.”

This study, which was based on information in the electronic health record, included 1,347 transgender and gender-nonconforming youth 3 to 17 years who are members of Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, Northern California and Georgia. The cohort was 44 percent transfeminine (youth whose gender assigned at birth was male) and 56 percent transmasculine (youth whose gender assigned at birth was female).

The most common diagnoses for transgender and gender-nonconforming children and adolescents were:

  • Attention deficit disorder (transfeminine: 15 percent, transmasculine: 16 percent). These numbers are 3 to 7 times higher than the matched cisgender reference group.
  • Depressive disorder (transfeminine: 49 percent, transmasculine: 62 percent). These numbers are 4 to 7 times higher than the matched cisgender reference group.

“We hope this research creates awareness about the pressure young people questioning their gender identity may feel and how this may affect their mental well-being,” said Becerra-Culqui. “For clinicians, it is important that they are aware of possible mental health conditions that may be more common in transgender and gender-nonconforming youth compared to cisgender youth. It is also crucial they have the knowledge necessary to provide social and educational support for their young patients who are figuring out their gender identity.”

The authors noted that the conditions may be related to gender dysphoria, a feeling of distress when one’s assigned gender does not match their identity. Also, young people with gender-nonconforming behavior may experience stress from prejudice and discrimination, which can cause or exacerbate emotional or behavioral problems.

The research was funded through a contract with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

In addition to Becerra-Culqui, study authors include senior author and principal investigator Michael Goodman, MD, MPH, Yuan Liu, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rebecca Nash, MPH, Department of Epidemiology, Timothy L. Lash, DSc — all from the Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta; Lee Cromwell, MS, and Brandi Robinson, MPH, Center for Clinical and Outcomes Research, Kaiser Permanente Georgia, Atlanta; W. Dana Flanders, MD, DSc, and Shawn V. Giammattei, PhD, the Rockway Institute, Alliant International University, San Francisco; Darios Getahun, MD, PhD, MPH, and Virginia P. Quinn, PhD, MPH, Department of Research & Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, Calif.; Enid M. Hunkeler, MA, Emeritus, Andrea Millman, MA, and Michael J. Silverberg, PhD, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, Calif.; Douglas Roblin, PhD, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Institute, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, Rockville, Md.; David E. Sandberg, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, School of Medicine, Ann Arbor; and Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, Emory University, School of Medicine and the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

 

About the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation
The Department of Research & Evaluation conducts high-quality, innovative research into disease etiology, prevention, treatment and care delivery. Investigators conduct epidemiologic research, health services research, biostatistics research and behavioral research as well as clinical trials. Major areas of study include chronic disease, infectious disease, cancer, drug safety and effectiveness and maternal and child health. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, the department focuses on translating research to practice quickly to benefit the health and lives of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members and the general public. Visit kp.org/research.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

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Kaiser Permanente Wins Recognition from 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge

Fifty-two facilities host 25 megawatts of onsite solar generation (with more under construction) in many communities Kaiser Permanente serves and more than 300 electric vehicle charging stations are available at medical and office sites. These are just a couple of ways in which Kaiser Permanente has committed to addressing climate change.

Kaiser Permanente has earned two gold recognitions from the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge for its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of renewable energy. It is one of seven health care organizations in North America recognized for its sustainability work in 2017. Since 2008, Kaiser Permanente has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent while increasing its membership by 24 percent.

“This award underscores the progress Kaiser Permanente is making toward a clean energy future and the example we wish to set, not only in health care but for large organizations across all industries,” said Ramé Hemstreet, vice president of Operations and chief sustainable resources officer for Kaiser Permanente. “Installing clean and cost-effective solar generation at Kaiser Permanente facilities reduces our contribution to climate change and improves the health of our communities.”

The 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge encourages participants to lead the transformation to climate-smart health care by implementing strategies to reduce their climate footprint, developing low-carbon models of care, adapting to a changing climate and advocating for policies to protect the future health of the planet.

Many of the initial participants set mitigation targets to reduce carbon reduction by 30 percent or more by 2020. Currently, the 2020 Challenge has 160 participants that represent the interests of more than 14,000 hospitals and health centers in 24 countries. The 2020 Challenge reviews and assesses data submitted by participants as it relates to the three pillars of the challenge, which are climate mitigation, resiliency and leadership.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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